Following the relative success of 2015’s sci-fi RPG, Rebel Galaxy, developer Double Damage Games announced its sequel.
Rebel Galaxy Outlaw will take place around 34 years prior to the original game’s events. Players will take on the role of Juno Markev, as they try to hunt down her husband’s killer and unravel the mysteries behind the murder and the game’s world. The developer mentioned Rebel Galaxy Outlaw’s semi-open world nature, where players can drop by cafes and chat with the bartender, or they can just roam around in their spaceship listening to the galactic radio. Here are the game’s main features.
Crank the volume Chamber another round and burn like hell
Out of cash, out of luck, out on the fringe. Juno Markev has a killer to tail, a debt to pay, and more trouble headed her way. In the Dodge Sector it’s hard to get by – and even harder to get even.
Last Chance on the Final Frontier
Back Into the Life…
Juno Markev was an outlaw and smuggler who went straight and settled down, until her husband was murdered on what should have been a simple shipping run. She’s on the trail of the guy that did it.
Things don’t go as planned, After an encounter in a shady watering hole goes bad, her ship is destroyed. She finds herself in debt to an old friend and casino owner who gives her a rustbucket and some words of advice.
Time to dust off and take another swing.
Rebel Galaxy Outlaw takes place in a greasy, blue-collar world of outlaws, truckers, cops and thieves. Nobody’s saving the universe around here. They’d settle for saving their own skin.
Slide into your cockpit, switch on the Subspace Radio and listen to one of 7 stations with over 21 hours of music, DJs and commercials.
Drop by a seedy dive bar and play a round of 8-ball or dice poker for credits or gear. Or just sweat a few rounds of StarVenger. But don’t waste too much time, those Tachyon Lasers aren’t going to buy themselves.
Some people are preoccupied with realism. We are preoccupied with explosions. Pulling hard turns and raking the hull of your target with 45mm lead while fire billows from their engine housing. Dragging a cluster of magna-mines into an imposing pirate cruiser. Seeing the glass crack on your windscreen as a minitorp detonates just off your port side. Flaming and sparking debris tumbling into the black. That’s our thing.
Let’s face it, space sims have always had a bit of a problem. Six degrees of freedom means lots of folks end up lost, and half the time you’re spinning in a circle trying to find an angle on a deeply unsatisfying space joust. We think we’ve got a pretty good solution to that. Every ship comes with an autopursuit mechanism which can be engaged at will to get your target onscreen. Spend your time fine tuning your weapons lead and dodging wreckage, not spinning in circles like an idiot.
The focus here is on getting where you want, shooting what you want, and not having to screw around.
Gamepad is best, but Mouse & Keyboard work fine. And for you HOTAS-wielding folks and hardcore old-schoolers, there’s a mode for you too, with none of the assists.
Strap In, Tune Up, Get Your Wings…
Slap down the credits for a ship that suits you best. Upgrade your scrappy junker to agile interceptors, big capacity long-haulers, or high-performance military-grade fighters. All have custom cockpits and loadout options.
Here are some of the shared in-game screenshots accompanying the announcement.
Rebel Galaxy Outlaw releases early 2019 for PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC.
[Source: Official press release]